4 Christmas Tree Tips for Your Most Majestic Tree Yet

A Christmas tree sets the tone for your entire home’s holiday decor. There’s no wrong way to trim a tree, but there are certainly some useful pointers to help make your Christmas tree look its absolute best.

Christmas tree tips are definitely needed this time of year. After all, the ornament-bedecked and glittering fir (or spruce . . . or pine) is the centerpiece of your holiday decor. There’s no wrong way to trim a tree, but there are certainly some useful pointers to help make your Christmas tree look its absolute best. Whether your tree this year is artificial or real (here’s where you can cut your own tree in Dallas-Fort Worth), check out the helpful decorating tips below.

1. Hang Lights Right

White, multicolored, LED, incandescent — there are many different ways to set your Christmas tree aglow. However, there’s one best way to hang them: Work your way from the bottom up. After you check your bulbs and set up your extension cord, wrap the lights around your tree from bottom to top. If you have extra, re-wrap them from the top going down.

2. Organize Your Ornaments

Here’s one of those Christmas tree tips that often gets overlooked: Have a strategy with your ornaments. Pick a theme or a color palette and lay out your ornaments before you get started. Start by hanging simple ornaments; they make a beautiful backdrop for your sentimental favorites such as homemade decorations or home-team ornaments. Be sure to hang ornaments inside the tree — not just on outer branches — for dimension.

3. Top It Off

You can never go wrong with a classic angel or star to top your Christmas tree, but you can also add whimsy and elegance in other ways. Try topping your tree with a monogram letter as a simple salute to your family, or add rustic charm with a burlap bow. A Santa hat also adds a fun finishing touch — and it couldn’t be easier to place on top or readjust.

4. Don’t Skirt Around It

While Christmas trees traditionally have a tree skirt, don’t be afraid to venture away from the usual this holiday. Some creative alternatives include tree collars and baskets and even galvanized buckets. It’s a way to make a fun statement and bring some festive cheer to the base of your tree. If your tree is themed, it’s the perfect opportunity to tie it all together.

A Christmas tree sets the tone for your entire home’s holiday decor. It’s the place where Christmas morning unfolds — and it’s the backdrop to so many memories before then. Try the Christmas tree tips above to create a majestic, beautiful tree in your DFW home.

Audrey Sellers is an award-winning, Dallas-based writer and editor with a background in marketing and promotions. She’s a former magazine editor turned blogger who’s a pro at crafting all kinds of engaging content: blog posts, case studies, feature stories, social media content, and more. When her fingers aren’t flying on her laptop, she’s busy not relaxing with her husband and two young kids.

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